Can anybody help me with these instructions? Im stuck on the bold section. Can someone please explain this in step by step lamens terms please. think of me as a 4 year old trying to install a webcam in linux.
Make sure first you have all the tools for the job;
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` build-essential subversion
Once you have got all them you will need to use subversion to get the driver from the svn repo..
svn checkout http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/linux-uvc/
Then you need to compile and install
sudo make install
Plug the camera in and take a look at dmesg. It may [hopefully] give you the device listing for it... eg /dev/video1
Point your application at that device and see if it works